Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 7
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran will host the ninth meeting of the Islamic Inter-Parliamentary Union which is scheduled to be held on Feb.14, Iranian lawmaker Kazem Jalali said, ISNA news agency reported on Jan. 7.
Jalali, who is also member of the Executive Committee of the IIPU underlined that in the last meeting of the IIPU, Burkina Faso was elected as the host of the next meeting, but after its withdrawal, Iran announced its readiness to host the 5-day meeting.
The secretariat of the IIPU and the member countries accepted Iran's suggestion, he added.
The 8th meeting of Islamic Inter-Parliamentary Union was held in Khartoum, capital of Sudan, on January 21-22, 2013.
Senior officials of 48 member countries parliaments, including Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani attended the meeting.
The IIPU was established in 1999 based on an initiative by Iran. It seeks to strengthen parliamentary cooperation among Islamic countries in order to solve challenges facing the Islamic world.